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Nov 3, 2013 8:30am EST
that kind of risk assessment more than the los angeles county jail system. terry mcdonald is the assistant sheriff of l.a. county, and until recently the head of risk assessment for the state of california. >> the state of california uses the california static risk assessment tool. >> what is that? >> that tool is an actuarial tool that takes information from an offender's rap sheet. their arrest history. and it downloads that information into a data base system. from that it pops out a score for the offender that predicts their risk of reconviction, rearrest. >> california has a much more sophisticated risk assessment program than the l.a. jail system, has granted early release to over 26,000 inmates so far this year because of extreme overcrowding. usually, these inmates, who qualify, for instance, those not in for violent crimes, get released after serving only 40% of their sentence. some after serving only 10%. >> if the system has to release early, it should be based on risk. you know, we do it based on percentage of time served. and it's because we're so large. we have 500 inmates co
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